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2000 grand am won't start.It started and I started to back…

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2000 grand am won't...

2000 grand am won't start.It started and I started to back up and it just died and wont start. Turns over but won't start.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

I checked not corroded. Put new battery in it last year.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Grand Am yourself? What have you tried so far?

No. Have to wait to get it towed to mechanics. I did the thing for the security system where you turn key on for ten minutes.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Then turn it off then try to start it. Didn't help My security lite isn't blinking either. It's steady.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Pontiac
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Pontiac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 9 months ago
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Pontiac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 9 months ago

I'm assuming the security light did not go off after 10 minutes?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Correct.
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No don't call.
Pontiac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 9 months ago

The common cause is the ignition lock cylinder but problem could also be the body control module. Ignition lock cylinder would be about a $200 job at a shop and body control module would be around $500. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
You can try starting it a few times and it turns over. I never smell any gas..
Pontiac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 9 months ago

The security system disables the fuel injectors which is why you don't smell gas. You could replace ignition lock cylinder yourself but dealer/shop would need to replace body control module because new module needs to be programmed to vin. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok.
Pontiac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 9 months ago

Let me know how it goes or if you run into questions, you can reply to this answer at any time without additional fees. Thanks again and have a great day.

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